Improving hands-off health care professionals using simulation: an intervention study

Spathis, Jemima G. and Mahoney, John W. and Hoffman, Ben W. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8408-6192 (2020) Improving hands-off health care professionals using simulation: an intervention study. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 57 (6). pp. 632-643. ISSN 1470-3297


Abstract

Little is known about the effectiveness of simulation in health professionals who are ‘hands-off’ practitioners such as, exercise physiologists. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using simulation, towards improving knowledge, confidence and experience in exercise physiology students. Fifty-two (Mage = 22 years) students participated in weekly learning activities involving role-play simulation of a client with a neurological health condition. Students completed a modified Participant Perception Indicator survey to evaluate knowledge, experience and confidence attributes and a Student Assessment of Learning Gains survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the class pedagogy. Students learning was assessed by written exams. Knowledge, experience and confidence all significantly improved after participation in simulation and client preparation and design and discussion of exercises contributed to learning. Simulation may be suitable in developing students self-reported knowledge, experience and confidence in working with neurological case for exercise physiologists.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 05:31
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: simulation; education; exercise physiology; health professional; role-play; teaching methods
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2019.1635903
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43480

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